Join Date: Mar 2008
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Hello all, i'm a newly registered user, i have an 02 F-350, 7.3. I was originally planning on building up my 7.3, shooting for 500hp. Ive seen more and more people at this level, or even less who have broken things such as pistons, blocks, cranks, several windowed blocks due to windowing them, and the HEUI system just plain sucks for making power easily. Im pretty much set on swapping that out in favor of a Commonrail 5.9. I am looking for the strongest streetable truck i can get. Smoke doesnt matter to me much ,as in trying to prevent it, i love smoke. :Thumbup: I read around a little bit and most people are saying 650-700 is all that you want for the street or it's just too much for 2wd driving. I would like to shoot for that on this. I haven't bought anything as of yet, but im going to wait this summer/fall and see if any new conversion products will come out and make the swap easier. Aside from the parts i will need to adapt this in, i would like for you all to recommend the parts i will need on the engine itself to make 700hp, on fuel. No nitrous as of now.
Here's what i have in mind, if you have something else in mind, please by all means recommend it, how it's different, why i would need it, and possible cost.
(is o-ringing heads needed at this level?)
dual fuelers/modded CP3
compound turbos are a must, remember they cant be too large, have to fit inside the Ford framerails. Im thinking PS62 on top of a K31?
Fuel delivery system from tank to engine (mechanical belt drive or electric)
I'm going to be using a Spearco 6.0 PS intercooler, and a BTS tranny that will hold the power. But as of now, things are just in the planning stages. I need to save, so i can pay to play. Remember i am looking for relaibility here, that's why im getting the 5.9, so i can do it once, and do it right. I am a highly knowledgable 7.3 guy, i know them inside and out, just like some of you know the 5.9 inside and out, i just need a push start on this.
Thanks in advance for any and all opinions and recommendations.